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Technical Review and Award Committee Meetings
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Location Name: Florida Department of Transportation, District One Office
Street Address: 801 North Broadway Avenue
City: Bartow


SR 600 (US 17/92) from Hinson Avenue to McKeown Avenue
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Lake Eva Community Center
Street Address: 555 Ledwith Ave
City: Haines City, FL 33844
Purpose:
Public Meeting for SR 600 Safety Improvements
From Hinson Avenue to McKeown Avenue

Polk County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, to share information about a safety improvement project on State Road (SR) 600 (US 17/92) from Hinson Avenue to McKeown Avenue in Haines City. The public meeting is being held to present information and receive community feedback.
 
To allow for maximum participation, an Open House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. will allow in-person attendees to view project exhibits and speak with FDOT staff. The in-person meeting will be held at Lake Eva Community Center, 555 Ledwith Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844. During that time, remote attendees may view project exhibits at http://swflroads.com/sr600/hinsontomckeown/ and may log into GoToWebinar or dial in to the meeting audio. There will be a looping presentation at the in-person location which will include details of the projects. That same presentation will be shown to virtual attendees.
 
To ensure social distancing can be accommodated, advance registration for both platforms is requested. Registration information, additional project information, and instruction on how to submit comments for the public record is available on the project webpage, http://swflroads.com/sr600/hinsontomckeown/. Comments are always welcome, however, those received by January 28, 2022, will become part of the public record. Questions may be submitted to Andy Orrell, Director of Public Information, at Andy.Orrell@dot.state.fl.us or to Consultant Project Manager Joe Lauk at Joe.Lauk@dot.state.fl.us
 
This meeting has been developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287 or at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the public meeting. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may use the Florida Relay Service (TDD: 1-800-955-8771 or Voice: 1-800-955-8770) to contact FDOT regarding this project.
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Primary Contact: Joe Lauk
Primary Phone: 863-519-2525
Primary E-Mail: Joe.Lauk@dot.state.fl.us or
Expires: 1/19/2022


Public Meeting for SR 867 (McGregor Boulevard)
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Florida Southwestern State College
Street Address: 8099 College Parkway
City: Fort Myers, FL 33919
Purpose:
Public Meeting for SR 867 (McGregor Boulevard)
Safety Improvements
from Cypress Lake Drive to Edinburgh Drive
 
Fort Myers, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, to share information about a safety improvements project on State Road (SR) 867 (McGregor Boulevard) from Cypress Lake Drive to Edinburgh Drive in Lee County. The public meeting is being held to present information and receive community feedback.
 
To allow for maximum participation, an Open House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. will allow in-person attendees to view project exhibits and speak with FDOT staff. The in-person meeting will be held at Florida Southwestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. During that time remote attendees may view project exhibits at www.swflroads.com/sr867/cypresslaketoedinburgh/ and may log into GoToWebinar or dial in to the meeting audio. There will be a looping presentation at the in-person location which will include details of the project. That same presentation will be shown to virtual attendees.
 
To ensure social distancing can be accommodated, advance registration for both platforms is requested. Registration information, additional project information, and instruction on how to submit comments for the public record is available on the project webpage, www.swflroads.com/sr867/cypresslaketoedinburgh/.
 
Comments are always welcome, however, those received by February 4, 2022, will become part of the public record. Questions may be submitted to Andy Orrell, Director of Public Information, at Andy.Orrell@dot.state.fl.us or to FDOT Project Manager Katherine Chinault at Katherine.Chinault@dot.state.fl.us
 
This meeting has been developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287 or at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the public meeting. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may use the Florida Relay Service (TDD: 1-800-955-8771 or Voice: 1-800-955-8770) to contact FDOT regarding this project.
 
Primary Contact: Katherine Chinault
Primary Phone: 863-519-2777
Primary E-Mail: Katherine.Chinault@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 1/26/2022


Palmetto Trails Network PD&E Study Public Workshop
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Name: Palmetto Youth Center
Street Address: 501 17th Street West
City: Palmetto
Purpose: The FDOT, on behalf of Manatee County, is conducting a PD&E Study for a proposed trail network within the City of Palmetto and Manatee County. This network will bring three key benefits to the community: 1) extend the reach of the existing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail; 2) provide better connections that enhance safety between and among important community resources such as the MCAT Transit Station, Palmetto Youth Center, Lincoln Park, and Washington Park (now under construction); and 3) help restore the Lincoln Tunnel to its former glory and provide safe and comfortable access to Lincoln Park and Lincoln Memorial Middle School. The meeting is being held to present information about the preliminary alternatives and provide the opportunity for the public to offer feedback.
Primary Contact: Michelle Rutishauser
Primary Phone: (813) 498-5133
Primary E-Mail: Michelle.Rutishauser@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Patrick Bateman
Additional Phone: (863)519-2792
Additional E-mail: Patrick.Bateman@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 1/27/2022


Hybrid Public Meeting River Road (SR 777) Design-Build Widening Project
District: One
Meeting Type: Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location Name: Englewood Sports Complex
Street Address: 1300 S. River Road
City: Englewood, FL 34223
Purpose:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One invites you to attend a public meeting on January 27, 2022, to learn about a design-build project to widen River Road (State Road (SR) 777) from north of US 41 to south of I-75 in Sarasota County.
 
The 5-mile project will widen the roadway from two lanes to six lanes between US 41 and Center Road, and from two lanes to four lanes between Center Road and I-75. Shared use paths, raised medians, wildlife crossings, lighting, and other features also will be part of the project. Additional information can be found on the attached project information handout and at the project website at www.swflroads.com/riverroad/us41toi75/. The purpose of the public meeting is to present information on this design-build project. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring of 2022. 
 
An Open House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. will present an opportunity for in-person attendees to view project exhibits and speak with FDOT staff. During that time remote attendees may view project exhibits at www.swflroads.com/riverroad/us41toi75/ and may log into GoToWebinar or dial in to the meeting audio. There will be a looping presentation at the in-person location which will include details of the project. That same presentation will be shown to virtual attendees shortly after the meeting opens at 5:30 p.m.
 
Participation Formats
• In-person at Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Road, Englewood, FL 34223. All in-person attendees will be encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including social distancing. Masks are optional. Participants who are not feeling well should utilize a remote attendance option.

• Online using an electronic device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2086539237980612880.
• Over the phone by requesting the presentation slides at least seven (7) days in advance of the event and dialing 1-213-929-4212 and code 898-785-202 upon the start of the event. This will enable over-the-phone attendees to review the slides while listening to the presentation.
• After the event by viewing a recording of the public meeting presentation and project exhibits on the project website www.swflroads.com/riverroad/us41toi75/ under “Documents and Publications.” Comments are always welcome, however, any comments submitted by February 7, 2022, will become part of the public meeting record.
 
Registration
Advance registration will allow the project team to anticipate social distancing needs and discuss remote participation options with attendees. All attendees planning to join in person are requested to register in advance of the public meeting by emailing or calling Consultant Public Information Officer Olivia Smith at Olivia.Smith@dot.state.fl.us or 727-277-4965. Be prepared with the attendee’s name, email address and phone number. If joining online, you will need to register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2086539237980612880.
 
Public Comment
All interested persons are invited to give comments on the project. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to talk with project team members during the open house. Online attendees will be able to submit their questions in the question box. All written questions or comments will be responded to in writing following the public meeting. Comments received or postmarked to the Consultant Public Information Officer Olivia Smith by February 7, 2022, will be included in the public record.
 
Olivia Smith
Consultant Public Information Officer
c/o 17220 Camelot Court
Land O’Lakes, FL 34638
Olivia.Smith@dot.state.fl.us
727-277-4965
 
FDOT is sending notices that comply with F.S. 339.155 to all property owners and tenants whose property lies wholly or partially within at least 300 feet of the centerline of the proposed project limits. This does not mean that their property will be directly affected, nor does it limit participation in the public meeting to those individuals.
 
This meeting has been developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact District One Title VI Coordinator Cynthia Sykes at (863) 519-2287 or at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the public meeting. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may use the Florida Relay Service (TDD: 1-800-955-8771 or Voice: 1-800-955-8770) to contact FDOT regarding this project.
 
We encourage you to participate in this public meeting and to submit comments on the project. If you have any questions about the public meeting process or the project proposal, please contact Olivia Smith at 727-277-4965 or Olivia.Smith@dot.state.fl.us.
 
Sincerely,

Juan Carrillo, P.E.
FDOT Project Manager – District One
Juan.Carrillo@dot.state.fl.us
941-708-4446
Primary Contact: Juan Carrillo, P.E.
Primary Phone: 941-708-4446
Primary E-Mail: Juan.Carrillo@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Olivia Smith
Additional Phone: 727-277-4965
Additional E-mail: Olivia.Smith@dot.state.fl.us.
Expires: 1/28/2022


Palmetto Trails Network PD&E Study Virtual Workshop
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location Name: Virtual Registration
Street Address: NA - Virtual Workshop
City: NA - Virtual Workshop
Purpose: The FDOT, on behalf of Manatee County, is conducting a PD&E Study for a proposed trail network within the City of Palmetto and Manatee County. This network will bring three key benefits to the community: 1) extend the reach of the existing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail; 2) provide better connections that enhance safety between and among important community resources such as the MCAT Transit Station, Palmetto Youth Center, Lincoln Park, and Washington Park (now under construction); and 3) help restore the Lincoln Tunnel to its former glory and provide safe and comfortable access to Lincoln Park and Lincoln Memorial Middle School. The meeting is being held to present information about the preliminary alternatives and provide the opportunity for the public to offer feedback.
Primary Contact: Michelle Rutishauser
Primary Phone: (813)498-5133
Primary E-Mail: Michelle.Rutishauser@dot.state.fl.us
Additional Contact: Patrick Bateman
Additional Phone: (863)519-2792
Additional E-mail: Patrick.Bateman@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/1/2022


SR 865 (San Carlos Boulevard) PD&E Study Public Hearing
District: One
Meeting Type: Hearing
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church
Street Address: 100 Chapel St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
City: Fort Myers Beach
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public hearing for the SR 865 (San Carlos Boulevard) Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study from N. of Crescent Street to N. of Hurricane Pass Bridge, also known as Hurricane Bay Bridge, in Lee County on February 3, 2022. The in-person open-house will begin at 5 p.m. The virtual and in-person hearing and testimony portion will begin at 6 p.m. The purpose of this project is to provide additional travel options on a congested corridor, especially during the peak tourist season (January – April). The project will enhance mobility and safety for vehicular and non-vehicular transportation and increase accessibility and connections between community points of interest. The proposed project is also intended to promote emphasis for alternative transportation use and increase public transit ridership. The public hearing is being held to present information about the preferred alternative and engineering and environmental analysis completed to date. The hearing provides the opportunity for the public to offer feedback on the preferred alternative for the official hearing record. As part of this hearing, there is also a proposed jurisdictional transfer of the portion of SR 865, also known as San Carlos Boulevard, from north of Estero Boulevard to 5th Street. The ownership of this roadway would transfer from State to County jurisdiction. The Department has three ways to participate in the public hearing: through the live virtual event on February 3, 2022, at 6 p.m. on www.Swflroads.com/sr865/sancarlosboulevarddesign, by attending the in-person event at the Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church at 100 Chapel Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 on February 3, 2022, at 5 p.m., or by viewing the materials online through the project website: www.Swflroads.com/sr865/sancarlosboulevarddesign. All hearing materials, including the project video, will be available online by January 27, 2022, prior to the live virtual event. A copy of the materials will also be displayed at the in-person event. You may choose any combination of the options provided to review the materials and to submit your comments. For more information on all options of the upcoming public hearing, visit the project website or contact the project manager (listed below). Project documents will also be available for public viewing from January 12, 2022, to February 17, 2022, at the Town of Fort Myers Beach Public Library, 2755 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 and at the FDOT Southwest Area Office, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. They will also be available on the project website. FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please send your comments by February 17, 2022, to be included in the formal public hearing record. A summary of the hearing comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. If you have any questions about the hearing, please contact: FDOT Project Manager, Richard Oujevolk by phone at (863) 519-2293. Comments about the project should be emailed to Richard.Oujevolk@dot.state.fl.us, or mailed to Richard Oujevolk, Florida Department of Transportation, 801 N. Broadway Avenue, MS 1-40, Bartow, FL 33830. As proposed, the project will impact approximately 0.14 acres of property from Lee County’s Crescent Beach Family Park. As part of the project development process and in accordance with Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, the FDOT is seeking comments from the public concerning the effects of the project on the activities, features and attributes of this park. The FDOT intends to make a de minimis impact determination for this resource. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT. This public hearing is advertised consistent with federal and state requirements, Section 335.199, F.S., and developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at cynthia.sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. Additional project information may be found at the project’s website: www.Swflroads.com/sr865/sancarlosboulevarddesign
Primary Contact: Christopher Speese
Primary Phone: (239) 225-1973
Primary E-Mail: Christopher.Speese@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/17/2022


SR 865 (San Carlos Boulevard) PD&E Study Virtual Public Hearing
District: One
Meeting Type: Hearing
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: Virtual
Purpose: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public hearing for the SR 865 (San Carlos Boulevard) Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study from N. of Crescent Street to N. of Hurricane Pass Bridge, also known as Hurricane Bay Bridge, in Lee County on February 3, 2022. The in-person open-house will begin at 5 p.m. The virtual and in-person hearing and testimony portion will begin at 6 p.m. The purpose of this project is to provide additional travel options on a congested corridor, especially during the peak tourist season (January – April). The project will enhance mobility and safety for vehicular and non-vehicular transportation and increase accessibility and connections between community points of interest. The proposed project is also intended to promote emphasis for alternative transportation use and increase public transit ridership. The public hearing is being held to present information about the preferred alternative and engineering and environmental analysis completed to date. The hearing provides the opportunity for the public to offer feedback on the preferred alternative for the official hearing record. As part of this hearing, there is also a proposed jurisdictional transfer of the portion of SR 865, also known as San Carlos Boulevard, from north of Estero Boulevard to 5th Street. The ownership of this roadway would transfer from State to County jurisdiction. The Department has three ways to participate in the public hearing: through the live virtual event on February 3, 2022, at 6 p.m. on www.Swflroads.com/sr865/sancarlosboulevarddesign, by attending the in-person event at the Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church at 100 Chapel Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 on February 3, 2022, at 5 p.m., or by viewing the materials online through the project website: www.Swflroads.com/sr865/sancarlosboulevarddesign. All hearing materials, including the project video, will be available online by January 27, 2022, prior to the live virtual event. A copy of the materials will also be displayed at the in-person event. You may choose any combination of the options provided to review the materials and to submit your comments. For more information on all options of the upcoming public hearing, visit the project website or contact the project manager (listed below). Project documents will also be available for public viewing from January 12, 2022, to February 17, 2022, at the Town of Fort Myers Beach Public Library, 2755 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 and at the FDOT Southwest Area Office, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. They will also be available on the project website. FDOT is sending notices to all property owners, business owners, interested persons and organizations to provide the opportunity to give comments to FDOT regarding this project. While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please send your comments by February 17, 2022, to be included in the formal public hearing record. A summary of the hearing comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period. If you have any questions about the hearing, please contact: FDOT Project Manager, Richard Oujevolk by phone at (863) 519-2293. Comments about the project should be emailed to Richard.Oujevolk@dot.state.fl.us, or mailed to Richard Oujevolk, Florida Department of Transportation, 801 N. Broadway Avenue, MS 1-40, Bartow, FL 33830. As proposed, the project will impact approximately 0.14 acres of property from Lee County’s Crescent Beach Family Park. As part of the project development process and in accordance with Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, the FDOT is seeking comments from the public concerning the effects of the project on the activities, features and attributes of this park. The FDOT intends to make a de minimis impact determination for this resource. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT. This public hearing is advertised consistent with federal and state requirements, Section 335.199, F.S., and developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator by phone at (863) 519-2287 or by email at cynthia.sykes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. Additional project information may be found at the project’s website: www.Swflroads.com/sr865/sancarlosboulevarddesign
Primary Contact: Christopher Speese
Primary Phone: (239) 225-1973
Primary E-Mail: Christopher.Speese@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/17/2022


Alternatives Public Meeting for the SR 544 PD&E
District: One
Meeting Type: Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Name: (Physical Location) The Rock Church of Winter Haven (Virtual) https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2541340127415715084
Street Address: 2901 Lucerne Park Road, Winter Haven, FL 33881
City: Winter Haven
Purpose: The purpose of this PD&E study is to accommodate increased traffic demand, including truck traffic, generated by projected growth in Polk County. FDOT anticipates this project will also enhance safety along the project corridor; improve emergency evacuation; and improve connectivity between Martin Luther King Boulevard and SR 17. The no-build alternative, where no improvements other than routine maintenance are made to SR 544, will remain viable throughout the remainder of this study. The Alternatives Public Meeting is being held to present information regarding the proposed alternatives to SR 544 and to gather feedback from the public.
Primary Contact: David C. Turley, P.E.
Primary Phone: (863) 519-2255
Primary E-Mail: david.turley@dot.state.fl.us
Expires: 2/9/2022